Frances Ashcroft was one of the scientists featured in the Acclaim project in 2001. Acclaim was a collaboration between the Royal Society and the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University. At the time, Frances Ashcroft was the Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Research Professor at the University of Oxford. Her research was then focused on how a rise in blood sugar level causes the release of the hormone insulin from the pancreas. She was studying what goes wrong in this process in people who have a disease called type 2 diabetes. She studied how drugs could be used to treat this condition and produce a beneficial effect.
• Frances Ashcroft
Activity 1. What does it take to be a scientist?
Activity 2. Parts of cells
Activity 3. Investigating membranes
• Keeping the Body in Balance
Activity 4. What controls the amount of glucose in the blood?
Activity 5. Talk about diabetes
Activity 6. Diabetes information booklet
• Current Work of Frances Ashcroft’s Research Team
Activity 7. News extra! The work of Frances Ashcroft’s team
Activity 8. Recording, reporting and interpreting results
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